Blandy’s, Colheita Sercial 1998

Score

91

Blandy’s, Colheita Sercial 1998

Rating: 17.5/20pts
One of the first of the new generation of colheitas, this is restrained on the nose, with aromas of orange peel and blossom. Initial honeyed sweetness on the palate gives way to a savoury, nutty, almost saline, off-dry finish. Not too austere. A thoroughly civilised aperitif.

Price: UK – £50-£65 Bordeaux Cellar, Bordeaux Index, Corney & Barrow, Fortnum & Mason, Hedonism. US – $54.99 Mister Wright*
Alc 20%

Taster: Richard Mayson

*US stockist information from Wine-Searcher.com